Kyle Palmieri, who suffered an unspecified injury during Wednesday’s preseason game against the Flyers, is expected to be fine for the start of the regular season, the Devils said (Oct. 1).
Palmieri suffered the injury when he fell near the boards just over three minutes into the second period.
“He’s just got a little minor tweak right now that we just didn’t want to have him finish the game,” Devils coach John Hynes said. “We just had him rest up there a little bit.”
The Devils open the regular season on October 9 against the Jets in Newark.
Devils make first round of cuts
After Wednesday’s game, the Devils announced that they have sent seven players to juniors.
F Brandon Baddock, G Mackenzie Blackwood, F Connor Chatham, D Josh Jacobs, D Ryan Rehill, F Blake Speers, and D Colton White were all sent to juniors.
New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero announced that LW Patrik Elias has been having issues with his right knee for the past week and will miss the first day of training camp today (Devils, Sept. 18).
“Patrik has been having an issue with his right knee over the last week. We both feel that it is best to monitor this,” Shero said. “He will continue to work off ice with our training staff, and skate on his own prior to joining the team for formal, on-ice, workouts.”
Elias, 39, scored 13 goals and had 21 assists in 69 games played last season with the Devils.
RW Lee Stempniak will attend Devils training camp on a Professional Try Out, the team announced (Sept. 16).
Stempniak, 32, had skated with the Bruins on Tuesday (Sept. 15).
In 71 regular season games in 2014-15 split between the Rangers and Jets, Stempniak had 15 goals and 13 assists. He had one goal in four postseason games with the Jets.